My name is Ariel!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Cranston, Rhode Island - Ariel
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I'm being cared for by:
Handsome Dan's Rescue for Pit Bull Type Dogs

Facts about Ariel

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Ariel is our tiny little muffin. She is a special, sensitive, and sweet little girl who's favorite thing in the world is to be cuddle up with a kind human. It's no wonder, she was rescued from the horrific world of dogfighting. But she does not let her past define her. Ariel is great with dogs, cats, kids, even ferrets!

Due to her lack of early socialization she is a fearful dog, she is not really afraid of humans, her fears are more environmental. Her world, prior to her rescue, we very small, so she will need a patient person to help her habituate to life as a pet.

Ariel is officially a Providence Animal Rescue League (PARL) dog but is in foster care at the home of Vicktory Dog Handsome Dan, where she is receiving tons of love and behavioral work from an Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She integrated with our two dogs, Dan and Minnie, and she is working hard to find her confidence and learn what it's like to live as part of a family for the first time.

Ariel is four or five years old but everyone who meets her thinks she is still a puppy. She is so tiny and her face just has that puppy look about it.

Ariel comes with free private training with me, Heather Gutshall, ACDBC, CPDT-KA through PARL's Leap Fund program.

Ariel is very special to us, and we can't wait to see her blossom into the dog we know she can become. She is extremely endearing and loving.

For more info on Ariel you can email me directly at

About Handsome Dan's Rescue for Pit Bull Type Dogs

About Our Rescue Group...

We help with the placement, care and the overall wellbeing of dogs in local shelters, rescues, and other facilities throughout the state of Rhode Island.

We Provide Foster Homes
We advocate the rescue​ and placement of pit bull type dogs from local shelters previously considered "unadoptable" through a network of volunteer foster homes. Many dogs have been rescued from severe abuse and neglect, often including victims of dog fighting. Because the dogs in our program often require extra care, including medical, training and rehabilitation, our rescue is small by design.

We Give Enrichment to Shelter Dogs​
Long days of boredom can take their toll on even the most solid of dogs resulting in kennel stress. HDR's Enrichment Program pairs one of our enrichment specialists with a dog in crisis.

We take shelter and foster dogs through Outbound Hounds' Pit C.L.A.S.S.
Classes offered free to dogs in foster care or current residents of local shelters thorough our partnership with Outbound Hounds.

We Sponsor Free Spay/Neuter for At-Risk Dogs
Each year we are able to assist a small amount of owned dogs whose guardians are unable to afford the surgery. This program often results in at-risk dogs being able to stay in their homes rather than being turned in to local shelters.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our adoptable dogs can be seen on our website ( and at We will list special events on our website as well, and on Handsome Dan's facebook page.

Our Adoption Process...

We have a standard application that requires information about past and present pets, the home and yard, veterinary references and at least two non-relative references. All references are checked and a meet and greet is scheduled, typically in the foster home, prior to approval. A thorough home visit is then conducted (with photographs) and then we will allow the potential adopters to have any resident dogs and children meet the foster. HDR provides full support through and after the adoption process to minimize potential failures that can be stressful for the fosters and devastating for potential adopters.